Daniel Pearl

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Daniel Pearl
Born(1963-10-10)October 10, 1963
DiedFebruary 1, 2002(2002-02-01) (aged 38)
Cause of deathMurder by decapitation
Body discoveredMay 16, 2002
Resting placeMount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityIsraeli, American
Other namesDanny
CitizenshipIsrael, United States
EducationB.A. in Communication
Alma materStanford University
EmployerThe Wall Street Journal
Known forWall Street journalism
TitleSouth Asia Bureau Chief
Spouse(s)Mariane Pearl
(m. 1999–2002; his death)
ChildrenAdam Daniel Pearl, born May 28, 2002
Parent(s)Ruth Pearl (mother)
Judea Pearl (father)
RelativesMichelle and Tamara (sisters)

Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was an American journalist. He had American and Israeli citizenship. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey and raised in Encino, Los Angeles. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Pakistan.[1] Pearl was kidnapped while working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Mumbai, India.[2][3]

In July 2002, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani origin, was sentenced to death by hanging for Pearl's abduction and murder.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Online NewsHour Update: Pakistan Convicts Four Men in Pearl Murder". PBS.org. 2002-07-15. Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  2. Fonda, Daren (27 September 2003). "On the Trail of Daniel Pearl". Time.com. Time, Inc. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. Escobar, Pepe (28 June 2003). "Book Review: Who Killed Daniel Pearl?". Asia Times Online. Asia Times Online Co, Ltd. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. "Profile: Omar Saeed Sheikh". BBC News. July 16, 2002. Retrieved April 30, 2010.

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